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Plant cell and molecular biology

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

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Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

The course serves as an introduction to the Plant orientation in Civil Engineering Program in Biotechnology and Genomics as well as to the Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology. After a brief overview illustrating different aspects of plant and forest biotechnology, an introduction is given to the plant cell and its unique characteristics. The course further aims to provide knowledge of how the various organelles and processes are regulated at the cellular and molecular level such to enable the plant cell and the plant to grow and adapt to their environment. Areas which are then particularly addressed are: photosynthesis, respiration, carbohydrate and nitrogen metabolism, plant organelles and the cytoskeleton, intracellular signaling, and the biosynthesis and turnover of proteins.
The course is divided into three phases: theory (10.5 credits), literature studies and seminarium presentation (3 credits), laboratory exercises (1.5 credits)  

Application and eligibility

Plant cell and molecular biology, 15 credits

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2 September 2024


31 October 2024

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS credits, of which at least 15 ECTS credits are in the main area of chemistry and 60 ECTS credits in the main area of biology where at least 30 ECTS credits should be in plant biology and cell- and molecular biology. Swedish for basic eligibility for higher education programmes and English B/6. Requirements for Swedish only apply if the course is held in Swedish.

Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 15 April 2024. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 35,700

Total fee

SEK 35,700

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Course is given by
Department of plant physiology
Contactperson for the course is:
Stéphane Verger